Friday, August 31, 2012

The Manicured Monkey Presents: Joyluscious

Name: Joy 
Blog name: joyluscious ( joyluscious (on pinterest)
Favorite polish brand/color/finish: At the moment, Nubar and OPI, pinks/reds/purples,/blues, Duo Chromes

Why did you start your blog?: I just turned 36 and got addicted to nail polish. There is just so much to learn, so much to see, and so much new tools/toys to play with. Manicure/pedicure and blogging have given me a new medium to express my creative side with the little “me” time that I have as a wife and mom of twins. 

What do you think is your specialty mani?:
Skittles and time laps manicure. I get bored looking at the same manicure everyday so I like to change things up a bit on daily basis. So on my blog, I show how my manicure changes throughout a period of 3 to 5 days. So far, I’ve tried, french manicure masking/taping, layering, tie-dye, and frankening. I just place an order for some stamping supplies and hoping to add it to my repertory.

Where do you look for inspiration?
My twins, my friends, blogs, magazines, colors, nature, fine art paintings, music, fashion/clothing, and new polish that I've purchased that week.

What’s one mani you have yet to attempt?
Stamping is on the top of my list.

One nail trend you are not on board with:

Crazy 3D (or just over the top pointy nail art) just not going to work for a practical mom.

Do you have a nail care routine?
 I have a post nail polish removal routine of Trader Joe’s Aloe gel then follow by Vitamin E oil. I also have a nail shaping method and also favorite cuticle balm and regiment for my (used to be very cracked but “crack no more”) dancing feet. However, I misinformed and used nail hardener (when I really needed was nail strengthener) so now nursing a couple split nails… live and learn.  I am still searching for some treatment and products that works well with my body/nail chemistry.  I am going to be posting some of the products that I like to use in the very near future.
What you hope readers take away from your blog:

My blog really is a journey, an adventure. I hope they find it honest, informative, fun, and want to try something new for themselves.  Beauty within everyone and all you have to do it bring it out. It doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming, just try and show that you care.

Photos provided:Skittles manicure wore three ways. You can have it plain. You can make it flower. Or you can have it under the Click Clack Moo.


  1. I don't think I could pull it off, it's kind of young... But it looks great on her ;)


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